The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour, has urged Vocational and Technical Training Institutions to take advantage of the government’s flagship programme, One-District, One-Factory through internships.


“In the next two to three years, the implementation of the One-District, One-Factory agenda will offer our vocational students the right opportunities to undertake internships in such factories,” Mr Darfour said.


He was speaking at the inauguration of a Girls’ Dormitory Block, House Mistress’s Bungalow, Beds for students and a Water Reservoir for students and staff of Anum Presby Vocational Training Institute (ANVOC) in the Asuogyaman District.


The project, fully-funded by the Japanese Government under the fund name Grant Assistance for Grassroots Security Projects (GGHSP), cost Seventy-Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty-Two US dollars (GHȼ 312,000.00).


The Minister expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government for the kind gesture and appealed for support in the area of road infrastructure, water and sanitation.


Mr Darfour also charged management and stakeholders of the school to ensure that the facilities provided were well-maintained in order to serve the current and future generation of students.


In an address, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Kaoru Yoshimura, said the project would improve the lives of students and put an end to long distance travelling to school as well as offer students peaceful and enough time to concentrate on their studies.  


H.E. Yoshimura affirmed Japan’s commitment into providing the necessary support for developing countries to enable them achieve their medium and long-term development frameworks and sustainable goals.


The Manager of the school, Mr Martin Ekow Young, expressed appreciation to the Japanese Government for coming to the aid of the school and appealed to individuals, cooperate bodies and other state institutions to support the school with a Boys dormitory.


Source: ISD (Evelyn Harvey)